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The table below (still incomplete, data from the Navy Lists for 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1870) summarises the careers of the 40 men appointed as Assistant Surgeon in the year 1839.

Surname Christian name(s) Seniority as ... Retired In service in...
Ass. Surg. Surgeon Staff Surg. DIG IG Date Rank 1840 1850 1860 1870
Hodge John 19.01.1839             + - - -
Henderson William 24.01.1839             + - - -
Craig William 05.02.1839             + - - -
Leitch William 05.02.1839             + - - -
Bacon Robert 22.02.1839             + - - -
Wilson, M.D. Alexander 22.02.1839 10.04.1849           + + + -
O'Callaghan Daniel 04.03.1839             + - - -
Wilkinson Charles N. 15.03.1839             + - - -
Harvey Frederick 30.03.1839 10.04.1849 15.07.1861         + + + +
Sandys Stephen Edward 30.03.1839             + - - -
Haire John Hillary 04.04.1839 09.11.1846 - - -   Surgeon + + + -
Mackarsie Henry Herbert 04.04.1839             + + - -
Ayling Thomas 15.04.1839             + + - -
Paul James Johnston 23.04.1839 01.05.1845           + + - -
Buchanan James Gregory 01.05.1839 09.11.1846 - - -   Surgeon + + + -
Martin, M.D. Lawrence 01.05.1839             + - - -
PottingerExternal link Robert 03.05.1839 21.12.1847 18.11.1862 08.12.1868 05.03.1876 11.03.1878 IG + + + +
Russell David 03.05.1839             + - - -
O'Hagan, M.D. Hugh 04.05.1839 09.11.1846           + + - -
Domville Henry Jones 18.05.1839 09.11.1846 n.a. 08.11.1864       + + + +
HookerExternal link Joseph Dalton 18.05.1839 - - - -   Ass. Surg. + + + -
Peacock Henry 18.05.1839 - - - -   Ass. Surg. + + + -
Robinson David John Raymond 18.05.1839             + - - -
Beveridge Hugh Tod Spalding 06.06.1839 14.06.1844 - - -   Surgeon + + + -
Kincaid Thomas 06.06.1839 17.03.1848           + + - -
Lyall David 06.06.1839 04.07.1846 17.11.1861         + + + +
Moffit Andrew 06.06.1839 07.07.1849           + + + -
Monk Hugh Henry 06.06.1839             + - - -
Pritchard Francis Bowen 06.06.1839 30.01.1847 - - - 02.05.1856 Surgeon + + - -
Simpson, M.D. John 06.06.1839 31.01.1849           + + - -
Davidson John 29.07.1839 09.04.1845 n.a. 01.03.1855 04.07.1866     + + + +
Lillie Andrew 29.07.1839             + - - -
Denvir Thomas 16.08.1839             + - - -
Hart Thomas 16.08.1839             + - - -
Walsh Eustace James 16.08.1839             + - - -
Loney William 18.11.1839 01.11.1845 18.02.1863 18.09.1872 - 03.07.1877 DIG + + + +
Mitchell, M.D. Alexander 20.11.1839 02.11.1849 - - -   Surgeon + + + -
Rogers William 20.11.1839 20.10.1845 - - -   Surgeon + + + -
Tweeddale John Dunbar 20.11.1839 20.11.1843           + + - -
Coulter, M.D. Daniel 19.12.1839             + - - -

Notes:
n.a. = not applicable; rank of Staff Surgeon introduced in 1855
rank at retirement is substantive rank (and not any honorary rank awarded upon retirement).

The number still in the Navy at the beginning of each decade was as follows:

Year1840185018601870
Number4023156

The highest rank reached was (still subject to confirmation):

RankAssistant Surg.SurgeonStaff Surg.DIGIG
Number2113222

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